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Scientists discover 30 new marine species in the Galapagos by Tiffany Duong September 06, 2020   |  Source : EcoWatch

International marine scientists have discovered 30 new species in the deep waters off the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, highlighting how unique the ecosystems of the islands are as well as how little we know about the deep sea. After Charles Darwin fir...

Funds earmarked by govt. to protect Philippines from climate change in 2021 national budget by Genalyn Kabiling September 06, 2020   |  Source : Manila Bulletin  | Copyright : 2020 Manila Bulletin - Philippine News. All rights reserved.

The government of the Philippines is committed to strengthening the country’s resilience to climate change and build “greener future,” according to President Duterte. The President said the government has set aside P181.9 billion for programs to ...

World Bank support sought to build power project on Swat river in Pakistan by Amin Ahmed September 06, 2020   |  Source : Dawn  | Copyright : 2020, DAWN

The Khyber-Pakhtun­khwa government in Pakistan is seeking World Bank assistance for the development of 88MW run-of-river hydropower project on the Gabral tributary of the Swat river to generate about 339 gigawatt hours of electricity annually. The Wor...

Philippines, US undertake workshop on fishing industry by Roy Mabasa September 03, 2020   |  Source : Manila Bulletin  | Copyright : 2020 Manila Bulletin - Philippine News. All rights reserved.

The governments of the United States and the Philippines on Wednesday kicked off with a two-day workshop aimed to measure and understand the negative impacts of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the country. Attended by 135 particip...

Why are more and more oil spills happening in Venezuela? by Venezuelan Observatory of Political Ecology (OEPV) September 02, 2020   |  Source : Venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuelan authorities and communities have been struggling to clean up an oil spill off its northern coast in Carabobo and Falcon States since August 1. According to the Venezuelan Ecological Society, around 20,000 barrels of oil were spilled about 12...

Russia’s ‘slow-motion Chernobyl’ at sea by Alec Luhn September 02, 2020   |  Source : BBC  | Copyright : 2020 BBC

Beneath some of the world’s busiest fisheries, radioactive submarines from the Soviet era lie disintegrating on the seafloor. Decades later, Russia is preparing to retrieve them. By tradition, Russians always bring an odd number of flowers to a livin...

Mauritius asks Japan for ¥3.6 billion to help local fishers after oil leak September 02, 2020   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : THE JAPAN TIMES LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Mauritius has requested that Japan pay a total of 1.34 billion Mauritian rupees (¥3.6 billion) to support the local fishers affected by an oil leak from a Japanese freighter that ran aground in July, according to a Mauritian government document. Under...

Farmed cod and chips? Norway revives bid to breed species at risk in wild by Gwladys Fouche September 02, 2020   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2020 Reuters. All Rights Reserved.

Norway is relaunching cod farms in Europe’s ice-cold northern waters after mass escapes and failure to thrive condemned its earlier attempt to become the first country to try large-scale breeding of a species declining in the wild. The handful of com...

Exhibition highlights role of mangroves in Macau's coastal environment by Lynzy Valles September 02, 2020   |  Source : Macau Daily

The University of Saint Joseph kicked off an exhibition yesterday about mangroves in a bid to further spread awareness on the value of the mangrove ecosystem. Organized by the university’s Institute of Science and Environment, the “Macau’s Mangro...

Two sailors killed as Mauritius oil spill clean-up boats collide September 02, 2020   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : 2020 Al Jazeera Media Network

Two crew members from a tugboat involved in cleaning up an oil spill off Mauritius were killed late on Monday when their vessel collided with a barge in bad weather, the island nation's prime minister said. "It is tragic that we lost two of the tugboat...

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